The Popular Party convention yesterday kicked off with Margaritis Schinas, the Vice-President of the European Commission, among the guests. The PP intends to rearm its political program and become the great center-right party that wins the next elections.
It was no coincidence that the interventions of the former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and, above all, the president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, made such forceful allusions against the “populist” and “anti-European” right, remembering that the PP has never governed “with just anyone.”
It is true that, according to the latest polls, the popular could not govern without the help of Vox, the formation to which those words were directed. Pablo Casado should reach a support close to 40% of the electorate, as Feijóo has done in Galicia and Isabel Diaz Ayuso in Madrid, in order to dispense with the support of the populist right. An assumption that, two years from now and as the correlation of forces is, seems complicated.
But just because it seems difficult does not mean that it is impossible. Nor that the size of the challenge forces you to throw in the towel. EL ESPAÑOL defends the need for both the PSOE and the PP to move away from alliances by the extremes to seek meeting points in the centrality.
Podemos has shown in the Government that it is an element of permanent agitation, an unreliable partner and an obstacle to face the reforms that Spain needs. Does anyone think that the situation would be very different with Vox as the consort of the PP?
Spain should take good note of the German example, where both the Social Democrats and the Conservatives are going to dispute the favor of two moderate options (the Greens and the Liberals) to form a Government.
It is difficult to imagine a board on which Pedro Sanchez o Pablo Casado can constitute an Executive with the Liberals and the Greens: neither Citizens have the necessary support, nor is there an environmentalist formation in Spain capable of agreeing to one side or the other.
However, the PP is right by betting on making his way without looking at Vox. After the elections, the Spanish will say where everyone is. Citizens have already suffered in their flesh, which means that the PSOE has thrown itself into the arms of the populist left and Catalan nationalism. And they are chastened.
A return to calm and moderation is imperative in times of turbulence and uncertainty. Today it seems like a chimera, an impossible. But Germany has already left us another lesson for years: the grand coalition. That has allowed the country to stay safe from populism and extremes.
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